House Of Morton Present Disk 1 of a Full Musical Original score accompanying the debate held at Baruch College, New York on Sept 14 2005. Between George Galloway, British MP and Christopher Hitchens, Political writer.(full debate set to original specifically written and performed music)
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Disk 1 (full debate set to music)
I The Grapple In The Big Apple (5:24)
ROUND ONE : OPENING SPEECHES
II A Noble, Risky And Worthwhile Enterprise CH (8:12)
III The Hunt Persists! CH (3:20)
IV Metamorphosis GG (6:28)
V Brick By Brick GG (7:10)
ROUND TWO : WINDSCREENS FOR THE MICROPHONES?
VI This Battle Of The Titans CH (7:32)
VII Crazed Fabrications? GG (7:45)
ROUND THREE : FIVE MINUTES
VIII Sinister Piffle! CH (4:59)
IX Masochism GG (2:35)
X Damn You And All Your Works! GG (2:00)
March 30, 2007 Subject:
Possibly the most intense spoken word piece I
have ever heard or expect to ever again hear.
The Phillip Glass-like washes of music build
up the mood to an almost majestical height,
particularly when Hutchins is speaking.
BTW, Hutchens givens some of the most impassioned
speeches against the Iraq war, and the folly
of war in general, that I think it possibly to express in human language. The last track, "Damn
you and all your works", was so much on a higher
plane it pratically brings one to tears. It seems like a classical moment in cinimatic history. I can see someone with the passion of Charlton Heston at the end of "Planet of the Apes" reciting it wedded to the Shakespearean
intensity of a Sir Laurence Olivier. A debate
like no other, on a plane with the Clarence Darrow-William Jennings Bryan skopes monkey
trial, which gets to such a level that it sweeps
all of mankind and his foibles and vices along with it. Good lord, this is great stuff!
November 22, 2005 Subject:
what a fantastic idea!
the debate is vigorous, with galloway and hitchens using their considerable experience at political speaking to viciously attack each other over the war in irag, yet the power of the music lives up to it! while i wouldn't put the debate on that often by itself, the cinematic style of the album lends itself perfectly to repeated listening. if only all politicians still had this much passion, and there was an orchestra in parliament!